Today's Pic of the Pics
Hy Pockets Paul, Cowboy Artist
Mystery Cemetery: Do you know where
this cemetery is and its name? Located on "West Side Road" 6 or 8
miles south of High Rolls toward Cloudcroft in the National Forest.
Sent by Bob Burgess. Taken in 2002 on hunting trip.
Submitted by Bernalillo County Cemetery
Committee Max Maestas
Born June 1, 1917 (from the cards)
Dismissed April 28, 1980 (from the bingo card)
He didn't die, he was dismissed!
Rare form is one of Yucca elata also called Yucca
angustifolia var. radiosa Engelmann, or Yucca angustifolia var. elata Engelmann,
common name soaptree yucca, NM State Flower.
Yucca elata is a variable, but often large species that can reach 30 feet, but usually 6 to 10 feet tall. Plants can have one to a dozen trunks, up to 12" wide.
They may branch with age. This one was spotted along the road while taking photos of cemeteries in southern NM.
copyright Janet Wasson 2003
Intellectual and format copyright C. W. Barnum 2004